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HBO Cancels ‘Project Greenlight’

Docu-Reality Series From Matt Damon and Ben Affleck Ran for Four Seasons

HBO has opted against a fifth season of “Project Greenlight,” Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s docu-reality series about first-time filmmakers featuring a feature-length movie. “When we picked up a new season in 2014, we imagined a one season revival and decided in early 2016 another season did not make sense for us,” said HBO to “Entertainment Tonight.” “We are proud of the show and were pleased with its run throughout the years.”

“Project Greenlight” debuted on HBO in 2002. After two seasons, the series moved to Bravo. After a decade, HBO revived the series, bringing back Damon and Affleck as executive producers and mentors to Jason Mann, who was chosen to direct a film for the network.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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